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Farmer protests have been popping up in country after country since the Dutch lit the match over a week ago. But why have so many countries joined in, and what's at stake?
More farmers across Europe are joining the Dutch and are making demands. Friday, a group of farmers addressed the media, requesting all climate change restrictions be lifted in the Netherlands, or at least that the government allow the people to vote on restrictions.
Dutch farmer: "We believe it's part of a bigger plan. ... They need our land; they don't need our nitrogen."
The Netherlands is looking to cut emissions of nitrogen oxide and ammonia by 50% by 2030.
The government is enacting strict policies linked to the European Union's Natura 2000, "a network of protected areas covering Europe's most valuable and threatened species and habitats." It covers all 28 EU countries on land and at sea.
Farmers who do not voluntarily concede may have their land seized outright. Farmers in other EU countries now protesting include Spain, Italy, Poland and Germany. They, too, are impacted by the green movement, a transformation led by radical elites like Klaus Schwab and Bill Gates.
Klaus Schwab, World Economic Forum founder: "Global energy systems, food systems and supply chains will be deeply affected."
Bill Gates, Microsoft founder: "We're going to have to innovate at a very rapid pace. This will be the hardest thing humanity's ever done. And we have to do it across all the areas of emission, not just electricity; but transport, heating, food. We have to do it in basically all countries."
The government claims reform is about "going green," but farmers say agriculture is being hit with the most restrictions, not transportation or other industries.
Last year, the Netherlands came to an agreement with the World Economic Forum to launch food innovation hubs. This initiative is meant to create food security, yet it's established by the same people claiming there will soon be mass starvation.